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Huddersfield New College was proud to support the first ever Pride event hosted within Kirklees.
Saturday 9th July saw the town of Huddersfield come together to support our local LGBTQ+ community at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, with a variety of acts performing to the theme of “family and friends”. The day was a great success, with performances from the Rain Drag Queens, local musicians and a host of local members of the LGBTQ+ community, who bravely shared their journeys with those in attendance. As well as some incredible and moving performances, local services, including the College, supported the day with an array of information and awareness stands, helping to spread messages of inclusivity, tolerance and respect.
As well as taking part in celebrations and raising awareness for the support of our LGBTQ+ community, staff and students from the College were tasked by the event organisers to share how to the correct use of pronouns can support, and what the correct use of pronouns mean to them and the wider LGBTQ+ community.
Rebecca Charlton, Student Wellbeing Manager, comments “It was a privilege to support the first ever Kirklees Pride. The day was a huge success, and it was incredible to see our community come together as allies for our LGBTQ+ community. Being able to enjoy some spectacular performances whilst raising awareness in Huddersfield was really special, and I hope that members of our LGBTQ+ community and their family and friends enjoyed this celebration. As always, our Wellbeing Team are on hand to support staff and students who identify under the LGBTQ+ umbrella, so if you’re joining the College in September, please do visit our team to access a range of support”.
You can find out more about our award winning LGBTQ+ provision here.

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